WITH CLOSE TO 50 MILLION VIDEO VIEWS TO DATE, HIT BET DIGITAL FRANCHISE “I WENT VIRAL” RETURNS TODAY





WITH CLOSE TO 50 MILLION VIDEO VIEWS TO DATE, HIT BET DIGITAL FRANCHISE “I WENT VIRAL” RETURNS TODAY ACROSS ALL VIDEO AND SOCIAL PLATFORMS
01/14/22

NEW COMEDY COMPETITION SERIES “ON THE ROPES,” HOSTED BY YAMANEIKA SAUNDERS, JOINS BET DIGITAL’S JANUARY PROGRAMMING SLATE

NEW YORK, NY – January 14, 2021 – New Year, New Shows! Today, BET Digital announced its entertaining additions, “I WENT VIRAL” season six, and “ON THE ROPES,” to its January programming slate. “I Went Viral” reigns as the best performing BET digital original franchise in the past three years with over 46 Million views to date.* From music to the comedy the new series will feature fresh talent in must-see digital viewing experiences.

“I Went Viral” Season 6 premieres Today, January 14 on BET’s Official YouTube Channel

The fan-favorite series returns with an new batch of celebrities, including HD4President, Kaliii, Myles Yachts, Erica Banks, Tay Money, B.Lovee, Loose Ends, and Lecrae & Andy Mineo talking up how they went viral with songs that blew up on social media and made them household names. In the premiere episode HD4President talks about his hit song “ Touch Down To Cause Hell.”

Watch the first episode of “I WENT VIRAL” season 6 , starring HD4President on BET’s Official YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Watch, publish and share the exclusive “I Went Viral” trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?

“On The Ropes” premieres Monday, January 31 on BET’s Official YouTube Channel

Hosted by comedian Yamaneika Saunders, the comedy competition show will feature original stand up from up-and-coming comedians who will battle each other in one-on-one comedy roasts, including Alex Babbitt, Ray Ray, Avery Mason, Eva Evans, Maddy Smith, Phil Hunt, Elsa Eli White, Andre D. Thompson, Chanel Ali, Reg Thomas, Andy Haynes and Dara Jemmott.

For more information on these series log on to BET.com.



BET, BET+ AND BET DIGITAL’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 13– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022





BET, BET+ AND BET DIGITAL’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 13– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022
01/14/22

BET, BET+ AND BET DIGITAL’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK*

“BET HER PRESENTS…BECOMING: MICHELLE OBAMA IN CONVERSATION” PREMIERES ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17
ON BET AND BET HER AT 7 PM ET/PT

THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED SEASON FINALES OF HIT-SERIES
“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND
“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” TO AIR THIS WEEK

ACCLAIMED DRAMA NEW YORK UNDERCOVER JOINS BET’S FRIDAY NIGHT LINE UP STARTING, AND BET DIGITAL’S “I WENT VIRAL” SEASON 6 PREMIERE TODAY, JANUARY 14

New York, NY – January 13, 2021 – BET Her and BET will premiere an exclusive special edition “BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” Monday, January 17. Moderated by Yara Shahidi and joined on stage by students from 22 participating colleges from across the country, Mrs. Obama discusses with students the themes from her acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming (published by Crown/Penguin Random House), and what it’s like to navigate young adulthood in the current climate. Additionally, BET’s much-anticipated hit series “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” to air their season finales on Tuesday, January 18. For additional BET, BET+, BET Digital’s must-see programming for the week of January 13– January 19, see below:

ON BET HER:

“BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” premieres Monday, January 17, on BET and BET Her at 7 PM ET/PT

Moderated by Yara Shahidi and joined on stage by students from 22 participating colleges from across the country, Mrs. Obama discusses with students the themes from her acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming (published by Crown/Penguin Random House), and what it’s like to navigate young adulthood in the current climate. Mrs. Obama opens the floor to the students to discuss with them topics such as their mental wellness, diversity and inclusion on college campuses, and asks thought-provoking questions about shaping their future and becoming change agents in their communities. The one-hour special was filmed at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD. #BecomingOnBET

ON BET:

“NEW YORK UNDERCOVER” AIRS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
Episode #101 “School Ties” airs on Friday, January 14, at 9 PM ET/PT – J.C. Williams (Malik Yoba) and Eddie Torres (Michael DeLorenzo) try to prevent two people from becoming part of luxury car theft ring. Williams gets a letter from his e-wife stating that she wants him to pay more in his maintenance payments.

Episode #102 “New York Undercover” airs on Friday, January 14, at 9 PM ET/PT – Manhattan police detective J.C. Williams (Malik Yoba) and Eddie Torres (Michael DeLorenzo) are assigned a case dealing with a 17-year-old girl who accuses a high school football player of rape. Eddie has problems going to see his mother, who is in the hospital, after six years of non-communication with each other.

THE SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE”
AIRS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #822 “Payneful Suffering” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 8 PM ET/PT– As the family prepares for Janine’s return, everyone and everything goes awry. Lisa goes above and beyond to show Janine she’s a new and improved Lisa. #HouseOfPayne

THE SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING”
AIRS TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 8:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #222 “Forgive and Forget” airs on Tuesday January 18, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– Reginald seeks forgiveness from his estranged son. #AssistedLivingBET

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #313 “Tragic Monologues” airs on Tuesday, January 18, at 9 PM ET/PT – Eli causes chaos to erupt in the White House when he exposes Hunter’s criminal activity to the press, and Victoria decides to use it to her advantage. #TheOvalonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” AIRS ON TUESDAYS AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #214 “Prophecy” airs on Tuesday, January 18, at 10 PM ET/PT – The Highest awaits Andrew’s return to the compound with much anticipated news after carrying out an order. #RuthlessonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AIRS ON TUESDAYS AT 11 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #102 “Own Two Feet” airs on Tuesday, January 18, at 11 PM ET/PT – John has second thoughts about his arrangement with Leon, Bill gets unexpected news from his ex-girlfriend, and John takes offense at his friends not believing in him. #BRUHonBET

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS
WEDNESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #403 “Pleasantries” airs on Wednesday, January 19, at 9 PM ET/PT– Preston gives Karen pause when he shows up at her salon with a friend. Calvin’s pride causes an uncomfortable situation between him and Sabrina. #SistasonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “FIRST WIVES CLUB”
AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #202 “On Bended Knee” airs on Wednesday, January 19, at 10 PM ET/PT– Bree is not thrilled about Hazel’s engagement news. Under pressure from label, Hazel searches to find new talent. Bree and Gary go back to therapy – Bree is enticed by a new role at the hospital. Jayla tries to get a foothold on the case. #FirstWivesClubonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “BIGGER” AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 10:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #202 “You Feel Better? I Feel Better” airs on Wednesday, January 19, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– Layne’s stress builds as her business booms, with a chance to style Billie Eilish. Tracey’s show return is filled with deceit and surprises. Veronica fantasizes about her college boyfriend. Deon gets a shock when a man answers his mom’s phone.

BET DIGITAL:

“I WENT VIRAL” SEASON 6 PREMIERES FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 ON BET’S OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The fan-favorite series returns with an new batch of celebrities, including HD4President, Kaliii, Myles Yachts, Erica Banks, Tay Money, B.Lovee, Loose Ends, and Lecrae & Andy Mineo talking up how they went viral with songs that blew up on social media and made them household names. In the premiere episode HD4President talks about his hit song ‘Touch Down to Cause Hell.’

* THIS WEEK’S BET, BET+ and BET Digital’s WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING BETWEEN THURSDAY, JANUARY 13– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



Video: BET+ Originals – “Dear Best Friend”





Video: BET+ Originals – “Dear Best Friend”
After the loss of her best friend, Dawn soon realizes with the help of a mysterious novel that there could be a deeper secret to her death.
[via press release from BET]
BET+ Originals | Dear Best Friend

After the loss of her best friend, Dawn soon realizes with the help of a mysterious novel that there could be a deeper secret to her death. #BET+ #DearBestFriend

Streaming January 13, only on BET+.



NAACP ANNOUNCES 53RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS TO BE HELD IN-PERSON, AIRS LIVE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26





NAACP ANNOUNCES 53RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS TO BE HELD IN-PERSON, AIRS LIVE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022 ON BET DATE CHANGE: NOMINEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY, JANUARY 18!
01/10/22

LOS ANGELES (November 18, 2020) – Today, the NAACP and BET announced that the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” will broadcast Saturday, February 26, 2022 (at 8:00 PM, live ET/5:00 PM, live PT) on BET. Nominees will be announced on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

NAACP will also recognize winners in non-televised Image Awards categories February 21- February 23, which will stream on www.naacpimageawards.net and during the NAACP Image Awards Dinner, which will be held February 25 in Los Angeles.

Recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African American perspective, the “53rd NAACP Image Awards,” presented by Wells Fargo and sponsored by FedEx, celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color across more than 80 competitive categories spanning film, television + streaming, music, literature, and podcasts. The “53rd NAACP Image Awards” will also include four new podcast categories: Outstanding News and Information Podcast; Outstanding Lifestyle / Self-Help Podcast; Outstanding Society and Culture Podcast; and Outstanding Arts and Entertainment Podcast.

“Black artists over the past year have not only showcased our history and uplifted values of progressive change, but have also redefined genres and brought our stories to the screen in so many creative ways,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. “Now more than ever, we need Black voices to push the envelope, educate, and inspire audiences around the world. We’re proud to once again provide a space that both elevates and celebrates these voices through the 53rd NAACP Image Awards.”

“BET is proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the NAACP and amplify their efforts to honor the extraordinary contributions made by the Black community,” said BET President Scott Mills. “We look forward to recognizing Black excellence at this year’s Image Awards on all of our platforms, celebrating those who help tell our distinctive stories in empowering and engaging ways.”

Only submitted work will be reviewed for consideration. All entries are evaluated and narrowed to the top five in each category by members of the NAACP Image Awards Nominating Committees, which are comprised of individuals within the entertainment industry (studio/network executives, actors, artists, managers, agents, publicists, journalists, literary agents, and others) and NAACP Board members, NAACP Foundation Trustees, staff, partners and others. The submission deadline is November 22, 2021.

One of the most iconic annual celebrations of Black excellence, the NAACP Image Awards draws the biggest and brightest stars in Hollywood. Previous years’ attendees and winners include Rihanna, Lizzo, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx, Chloe x Halle, Regé-Jean Page, Michaela Coel, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Blair Underwood, Will Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Anthony Anderson, Sterling K. Brown, Loni Love, Sheryl Underwood, Mandy Moore, Halle Berry, Common, Dwayne Johnson, Audra Day, John Legend, Lena Waithe, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Oyelowo, Laverne Cox, Octavia Spencer, Issa Rae, Trevor Noah, Yara Shahidi, Danai Gurira, Jacob Latimore, Jill Scott, H.E.R., Jay Pharoah, Jemele Hill, Josh Gad, Loretta Devine, Sylvester Stallone, Meta Golding, Michael Smith, Tyler James Williams, Ava DuVernay, the late Chadwick Boseman, and many more.

Instagram: @naacpimageawards |Twitter: @naacpimageaward | Facebook: @naacpimageawards

NAACP

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.

About BET:

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 6– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE: PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING WEEK OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 6– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021
01/07/22

BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AND BRAND NEW EPISODES OF “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” TO AIR TUESDAY, JANUARY 11

New York, NY – January 7, 2021 BET’s much-anticipated hit series “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” to air brand new episodes. For additional BET and BET+’s must-see programming for the week of January 6– January 12, see below:

ON BET:

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #821 “The First Day” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 8 PM ET/PT– C.J. prepares to return work for the first time since his mishap running into a building. While Calvin and Laura make wedding plans, Miranda has made plans of her own. #HouseOfPayne

“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #221 “Unpleasant Days” airs on Tuesday January 11, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– A resident of Pleasant Days shows immense generosity to the rest of the tenants before she parts ways with them. #AssistedLivingBET

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS
TUESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #312 “The Dutiful Wife” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 9 PM ET/PT – A press briefing called by the Vice President places Hunter and Victoria in the hot seat behind recent tragedies that transpired. #TheOvalonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” TO AIR TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #213 “Evil Deeds” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 10 PM ET/PT – River shares with Ruth his experience of what happens when The Highest gets angry. #RuthlessonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH”
TO AIR ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 11 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #101 “Pilot” airs on Tuesday, January 11, at 11 PM ET/PT – John seeks financial backing for a new business venture. Tom deals with the fallout of an ill-advised fling with a coworker, and Mike agrees to let Pam decorate his loft. #BRUHonBET

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS
WEDNESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #402 “Still Waters Run Deep” airs on Wednesday, January 12, at 9 PM ET/PT– Andi finds herself in the middle of a tragedy that involves Zac and Fatima. Gary goes through great lengths to grab Andi’s attention. Danni becomes a hero at work, but her love life takes a turn. #SistasonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “FIRST WIVES CLUB”
TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #201 “Independent Women” airs on Wednesday, January 12, at 10 PM ET/PT– With Hazel on a world tour, Bree balances home and work. Ari struggles to stay connected to David. Back in NY, Jayla tries to fill Ari’s shoes with a high-profile case. Hazel returns from her travels with more than just a souvenir keychain. #FirstWivesClubonBET

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “BIGGER”
TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #201 “All Good” airs on Wednesday, January 12, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– Three months after the big arrest, we catch up with the gang. Layne is stressed by her shop and feelings for Deon. Veronica has whack tenants and an unsatisfied sex life. Vince is a successful yet miserable Bar Mitzvah DJ. Deon searches for a job.

* THIS WEEK’S BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING BETWEEN THURSDAY, JANUARY 6– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



“BET Her Presents… Becoming: Michelle Obama in Conversation” Premieres on Monday, January 17





“BET HER PRESENTS…BECOMING: MICHELLE OBAMA IN CONVERSATION” PREMIERES ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17
ON BET AND BET HER AT 7 PM ET/PT

A SPECIAL EDITION CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE OBAMA MODERATED BY YARA SHAHIDI, FEATURING AN INTIMATE Q&A WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY

#BecomingOnBET

NEW YORK, NY – (January 5, 2022) – Today, BET Her and BET announced the exclusive special edition “BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” premiering Monday, January 17, on BET and BET Her at 7:00 PM ET/PT. Moderated by Yara Shahidi and joined on stage by students from 22 participating colleges from across the country, Mrs. Obama discusses with students the themes from her acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming(published by Crown/Penguin Random House), and what it’s like to navigate young adulthood in the current climate. Mrs. Obama opens the floor to the students to discuss with them topics such as their mental wellness, diversity and inclusion on college campuses, and asks thought-provoking questions about shaping their future and becoming change agents in their communities. The one-hour special was filmed at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD.

“I have had the privilege of seeing Mrs. Obama on her Becoming book tour, alongside my mother and grandmother, and it is so clearly evident that Becoming has had an intergenerational impact,” said Yara Shahidi. “I am grateful to have joined Mrs. Obama in bringing forward the themes of her book that resonate with myself and so many of my peers at this moment in our academic careers and life paths!”

“We are honored to continue our long-standing relationship with former First Lady Michelle Obama and this timely conversation will inspire viewers to reflect on their own stories and pursue their dreams in 2022,” said Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “Becoming is an ever-evolving process, and we are proud to create a platform that fosters a community of empowerment and encourages dialogue for young women and men across the nation to thrive.”

About Michelle Obama

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, now available in paperback and as a Young Readers edition, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

For more information on “BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” visit BET.com.Follow the social conversation using #BecomingOnBET.

“BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” is a part of BET and ViacomCBS Inc. “Content for Change” initiative, which is anchored in the principle that media—storytelling, news, information and commercials—plays a pivotal role in shaping and driving individuals’ and communities’ values, perceptions and actions.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK

BET KICKS OFF THE YEAR WITH A BRAND-NEW SEASON OF
“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5

HIT SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” TO MAKE THEIR MID-SEASON RETURNS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 4

New York, NY – January 4, 2021: Get a fresh start to the year with a brand-new season of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” and the highly-anticipated midseason returns of hit-series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living”. For additional BET and BET+’s must-see programming for the week of December 30– January 5, see below:

ON BET:

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Mid-season Return: Episode #821 “The First Day” airs on Tuesday, January 4, at 8 PM ET/PT– C.J. prepares to return work for the first time since his mishap running into a building. While Calvin and Laura make wedding plans, Miranda has made plans of her own. #HouseOfPayne

“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Mid-season Return: Episode #221 “Unpleasant Days” airs on Tuesday January 4 at 8:30 PM ET/PT– A resident of Pleasant Days shows immense generosity to the rest of the tenants before she parts ways with them. #AssistedLivingBET

SEASON 4 OF “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” PREMIERES
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

In the premiere episode #401, titled “A Brick Wall,” premieres Wednesday, January 5, at 9 PM ET/PT– Danni finds herself in a compromising predicament and receives unsolicited help from El Fuego. While Karen must figure out how to deal with an unexpected visitor inquiring about Zac. #SistasonBET

* THIS WEEK’S BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING BETWEEN THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2021

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



THE #1 CABLE SERIES FOR BLACK VIEWERS “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” RETURNS WITH NEW SEASON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5





THE #1 CABLE SERIES FOR BLACK VIEWERS “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” RETURNS WITH NEW SEASON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
12/22/21

KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett star in the hit series Executive Produced, Directed and Written by prolific content creator Tyler Perry
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Watch, publish and share the Season Four official trailer here:

#SistasonBET

New York, NY – December X, 2021 – BET’s hit scripted series “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” the #1 show on Cable for Black viewers P18-49, debuts new season Wednesday, January 5 at 9 PM ET/PT. Season four of Tyler Perry’s “Sistas” continues the unbounded connection between the five girlfriends as they move through everyday life, circumstances and each finding a new voice, one that demands everyone listens. These five women go after what they desire and handle the blows of life with resilience, determination, and the support of each other. The talented ensemble cast of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside. Watch, publish and share the Season Four official trailer here: https://youtu.be/8S-H_JJmuj4

In Season four, Andi played by KJ Smith finally focuses on her own wants and needs when it comes to her personal life. While continuing to be a top-notch lawyer, Andi tests the waters with the possibility of a new relationship on the horizon. Gary played by Chido Nwokocha, however, goes above and beyond in an attempt to get Andi to commit to him, and only him.

Danni played by Mignon, opens the season showing Preston how she really feels about their relationship now that El Fuego is in the picture. Eventually, things get complicated when Preston played by Trinity Whiteside, begins exhibiting uncharacteristic like behavior to win Danni’s attention.

Karen played by Ebony Obsidian, finds herself consumed with Zac’s personal life this season. Karen’s emotions overtake her as she tries to reconcile her feelings between Zac played by DeVale Ellis, and Aaron played by Kevin A. Walton.

Sabrina played by Novi Brown, is the listening ear to her girlfriends and their drama, but she makes sure she doesn’t forget about Maurice played by Brian Jordan Jr. While still dating Calvin played by Anthony Dalton II, Sabrina embarks on a new journey that could lead to newfound love.

Fatima played by Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, basks in her love for Zac and makes it known to anyone who questions their relationship. Although Fatima finds herself facing new challenges in her relationship with Zac, her feet are firmly planted. Now that things are looking up for Zac, he and Fatima shift their focus to themselves and their future together.

(From L-R: ‘El Fuego’ played by Dion Rome and ‘Dani’ played by Mignon star in
“Tyler Perry’s Sistas” — Photo credit: Charles Bergmann/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)

(From L-R: ‘Karen’ played by Ebony Obsidian stars in “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” —
Photo credit: Charles Bergmann/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)

In the premiere episode #401, titled “A Brick Wall,” premieres Wednesday, January 5, at 9 PM ET/PT– Danni finds herself in a compromising predicament and receives unsolicited help from El Fuego. While Karen must figure out how to deal with an unexpected visitor inquiring about Zac. #SistasonBET

About “Tyler Perry’s Sistas”

The one-hour drama follows a group of single Black females as they navigate their “complicated love life,” careers and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Executive Producer, Director and Writer Tyler Perry takes viewers on an exhilarating ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies’ long-standing friendship. This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30’s.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

About Tyler Perry Studios

Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.



Video: BET+ Original – “Christmas 4 Sale”





Video: BET+ Original – “Christmas 4 Sale”
A real estate mogul finds herself with a case of mistaken identity when a billionaire needs help with his divorce proceedings. When she falls in too deep, can the truth save her company and her heart?
[via press release from BET]
BET+ Original | Christmas 4 Sale

A real estate mogul finds herself with a case of mistaken identity when a billionaire needs help with his divorce proceedings. When she falls in too deep, can the truth save her company and her heart?

Christmas 4 Sale premieres December 23, only on BET+



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK* [DOUBLE ISSUE]





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE THIS WEEK* [DOUBLE ISSUE]

BET IS CLOSING OUT THE YEAR WITH THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED SEASON FINALES OF “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY,”
“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS,” AND “KLUTCH ACADEMY”

HIT SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” TO AIR THEIR MID-SEASON FINALES

NEW EPISODE OF “THE TYLER PERRY SHOW: THE SISTAS AFTER- SHOW EDITION” TO AIR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22

NEW BET+ ORIGINAL MOVIES “A CHRISTMAS WISH” AND “CHRISTMAS FOR SALE” TO PREMIERE ON BET+

New York, NY – December 17, 2021 BET to close out the holiday season with much-anticipated season finales of “Games People Play, “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” and “Klutch Academy” and mid-season finales of hit series “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living”. For additional BET and BET+’s must-see programming for the week of December 16– December 29, see below:

ON BET:

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #819 “A Payneful Compromise” airs on Tuesday, December 21, at 8 PM ET/PT– Following Curtis’s medical checkup Ella wants Curtis to improve his diet causing the Payne family to learn an important lesson in compromising. #HouseOfPayne

Mid-season Finale: Episode #820 “Fine Wine” airs on Tuesday, December 28, at 8 PM ET/PT– As Ella is spun into Laura’s web of wedding plans, Calvin realizes he may not be as ready to get married as he thought. Curtis and C.J. go to Calvin out of concern that he may be moving too fast. #HouseOfPayne

“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING”
AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8:30 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #219 “Stuck in A Ditch” airs on Tuesday December 21, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– Sandra’s junior prom date ditches her at the last minute so the AL crew decide to throw her a prom at the facility. #AssistedLivingBET

Mid-season Finale: Episode #220 “Jumping the Broom” airs on Tuesday December 28 at 8:30 PM ET/PT– Jeremy and Leah plan a ceremony to renew their vows. #AssistedLivingBET

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS
TUESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #311 “The Children” airs on Tuesday, December 21, at 9 PM ET/PT – The Vice President reveals his cards to Victoria and Hunter, causing them to team up and try to combat his attack. #TheOvalonBET

Mid-season Finale: Episode #312 “The Dutiful Wife” airs on Tuesday, December 28, at 9 PM ET/PT – A press briefing called by the Vice President places Hunter and Victoria in the hot seat behind recent tragedies that transpired. #TheOvalonBET

THE SEASON FINALE OF “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY”
AIRS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #210 “The Greater Good” airs on Tuesday, December 21 at 10 PM ET/PT– It becomes clear that the spiders have weaved a larger web and our crew finds themselves wrapped up further in that web than ever before. Marques must face the challenge of pursuing his own interests or the safety of those around him. #GamesPeoplePlay

THE SEASON FINALE OF “KLUTCH ACADEMY” AIRS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 11 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episodes #105 “Night of Dreams” airs Tuesday, December 21, at 11 PM ET/PT– The moment they’ve all dreamed of has arrived… the NBA Draft. A nail-biting drama that marks the end of one arduous journey and the beginning of another. After the Draft, euphoria gives way to the realization that things will never be the same.

THE SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #322 “A Woman’s Work” airs on Wednesday, December 22, at 9 PM ET/PT– Fatima devises a plan to put a stop to Hayden’s games once and for all. #SistasonBET

“THE TYLER PERRY SHOW: THE SISTAS AFTER-SHOW EDITION” AIRS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #102 airs on Wednesday, December 22, at 10 PM ET/PT– Following the season three finale of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” BET and BET Her will air a new episode of “The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition.” Hosted by Tyler Perry, “The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition” will give viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Mr. Perry’s hit series and feature the talented cast who bring their favorite characters to life every week, including KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside.

ON BET+:

BET+ ORIGINAL HOLIDAY MOVIES “A CHRISTMAS WISH” AND “CHRISTMAS FOR SALE” ARE STREAMING NOW ON BET+

BET+ Original Holiday Movie “A Christmas Wish” is streaming now on BET+: Roz McKenzie, a single mother, is calling upon a miracle so she and her daughter can survive Christmas.

BET+ Original Holiday Movie “Christmas for Sale” streams on December 23 on BET+: A young real estate agent pretends to be a billionaire’s yoga instructor on a holiday ski trip to gain a lucrative real estate listing, but she ends up falling in love with the eccentric and charming gentleman.

* THIS WEEK’S BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING BETWEEN THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16– WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2021

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.